2017 Library Design Showcase

New and renovated libraries

September 1, 2017

2017 Library Design Showcase

Welcome to the 2017 Library Design Showcase, American Libraries’ annual celebration of new and renovated libraries. These are shining examples of innovative architectural feats that address user needs in unique, interesting, and effective ways. Renovations and expansions dominated this year, showing that libraries are holding on to and breathing new life into spaces already cherished by their communities.


Karen Munro, author of Tactical Urbanism for Librarians: Quick, Low-Cost Ways to Make Big Changes

A Conversation with Author Karen Munro

The writer discusses her new ALA Editions book on tactical urbanism